Big changes are happening in my life. Stormy weather. Sickness. Separation. Growth.

The spring season seems perfectly suited. Young chickens fill you with hope, then you find half of one in the woods. Spring has its dark side.

Our agent of many years, John Laird of the Americana Agency, retired and closed the agency. We've started working with David Salada of The Sparrow Agency. In the transitional time, we lost a lot of ground for spring bookings. I ran down to our local roadhouse, The Kraken, and asked for a Wednesday night residency, and it immediately became one of the most successful things I've ever done. I watched my mother hoe her tulip beds while I mowed her lawn. I studied the night sky from a single place for months and learned the names of stars. Pollux. Mirfak. Bellatrix.

I love a meme that started going around in 2017. A little creature, sweating with anxiety, bags under its eyes, asks her friend:

 

"Why are you so optimistic about this year? What do you think it will bring?"

"I think it will bring flowers."

"Yes? How come?"

"Because I am planting flowers."

 

Plant flowers. Your fan,

JByrd

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We play every Wednesday 7-10pm at The Kraken in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.


May 19 Sat
Basin Park Bandshell
Eureka Springs, AR

Jun 15 Fri
Fort Worth Live
Fort Worth, TX

Jun 16 Sat
Fischer Haus
Fischer, TX

Jun 17 Sun
Gruene Hall
New Braunfels, TX

We have an amazing UK tour lined up:

Jun 24 Sun
Jubilee Town Hall
Kirton In Lindsey, England

Jun 25 Mon
The Mackintosh Sports Club
Cardiff, Wales

Jun 26 Tue
The Royal Oak
Eccleshall, Staffordshire, England

Jun 27 Wed
Stables 2
Wavendon, England

Jun 28 Thu
Norden Arts Centre
Maidenhead, England

Jun 29 Fri
Haile Village Hall
Egremont, England

Jun 30 Sat
Wild Zucchinis Bistro
Cockermouth, England

Jul 1 Sun
The Wightman Theatre
Shrewsbury, England

Jul 2 Mon
The Musician
Leicester, England

Jul 3 Tue
The Beambridge Inn
Wellington, England

Jul 4 Wed
Kitchen Garden Cafe
Birmingham, England

Jul 5 Thu
The Green Note
London, England

Jul 6 Fri
The Maverick Festival
Suffolk Coastal, England

Jul 7 Sat
Festival Hall
Market Rasen, England

 

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